For the first time ever, Moomba festival is now Certified Carbon Neutral. This means we are measuring every activity across the Moomba Festival weekend from the fuels used in the water skiing boats, to the waste produced at the carnival and the air and ground travel of every attendee, contractor and competitor. We reduce the carbon emissions where we can and then offset the remaining emissions by supporting a number of emissions reduction projects in Australia and overseas.
Getting to the festival
We’re at Alexandra Gardens, St Kilda Road and also at Birrarung Marr (located on the Yarra River’s north bank next to Federation Square). The best way to get to Moomba is by public transport with Flinders Street being the nearest train station. Due to the Public Holiday on Mon 14 Mar, trams and trains will run to a Saturday timetable. Visit the PTV website to plan your journey.
Moomba Festival 2022 is open Friday 11 March 5pm to 11pm, Saturday 12 March 11am to 11pm, Sunday 13 March 11am to 11pm and Monday 14 March 11am to 10pm.
Be sun smart
Temperatures can rise at Moomba, so make sure you’re sun smart. We have sunscreen available and don’t forget to bring your own bottle to fill at our water stations.
Sustainability and Carbon Neutrality
We’re making moves to help make Moomba a more sustainable festival with initiatives like using 100% renewable energy at Alexandra Gardens, minimising plastic where we can and composting food waste and for the first time ever, Moomba is Certified Carbon Neutral.
The Moomba Festival site can be noisy and overwhelming for our furry friends, so please leave your pets at home. The loud noises associated with fireworks can be particularly distressing to animals. Read more on responsible pet ownership. Assistive animals and Guide Dogs are allowed.
Alcohol and smoking
The Moomba Festival is an alcohol-free event and penalties apply. Visitors are also asked to keep all entertainment and food areas smoke free.
Traffic, parking and access changes
To facilitate the delivery of Moomba and the Moomba Parade a number of road closures, bike and pedestrian lane changes, parking restrictions, and waterways exclusion zones will be in place. Please visit the links below for full details